Since I’m deep in work on editing The Corridors of the Dead, I don’t have a lot of time for a long entry today. I figured I would instead offer up a short six-sentence sample of the book, and keep this going up until the release date. Oh, and technically, this is seven or eight sentences, but there’s a one-word sentence, so I fudged it.
This sample comes from early in Book 2, after Mattie has met Grabbe, a character who forms a bridge to the events of the last half of the book. He’s explaining the history of the character who brought Mattie into this world.
“First thing you’ve gotta understand is she wasn’t always evil. Me? I was born that way,” Grabbe said as he popped open his can of Snowdrift beef stew.
“What do you mean?” I asked.
He chewed on a spoonful of the stew and then spoke again, his mouth full. “What I’m saying is, she joined the Watchers later. Me, I was born into them.”